The diploma is a specialized undergraduate program in music performance or collaborative piano in which applicants have previous post-secondary music study.
Diploma in Music Performance
The Diploma in Performance Studies is an advanced program designed to prepare vocalists and instrumentalists for professional performing careers through private instruction and intensive solo and ensemble performance experiences.
A minimum residency of one Winter Session (September to April) is required. In general, applicants should have training equivalent to that of BMus performance graduates of UBC.
Diploma in Collaborative Piano Studies
The School of Music offers a two-year Diploma in Collaborative Piano Studies. The unique demands of collaborative work with singers and instrumentalists require specialized training for pianists.
The diploma program combines repertoire study with a diverse array of courses designed to enhance specific skills in preparation for, or in place of, graduate degree work in collaborative piano.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, generally in piano performance, including several years of experience in collaborative work, vocal and chamber music, and strong proficiency in sight-reading. Some study of German and of French or Italian is recommended.